Francis A. Wiese

Francis Wiese, 1945
Francis Wiese, 1945
Recent Address: 1124 Throckmorton Street, Gainesville, TX 76240
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Family Info: Parents: Frank and Clara; Wife: Clara Mae; Children: Diane, Janet, Gina, Harold, Don, Jack
Hometown: Gainesville, TX
Date Entered Service: February 3, 1943
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Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit: Hays, KS; January or February 1944
Missions Flown: 33
Hump Missions: 26
Targets: Bangkok (3), Yawata, Anshan (2), Rangoon (2), Omura, Hankow, Ganhara Bay, French Indochina, Malaya Peninsula, Singapore (2), Hiro, Nagoya, Tokyo or Tochikawa (secondary), Yokohama, Chiba, Kobe (aborted), Sendai (aborted), Utsonomiya, Namazu, Takanatiga, Aomori, Hachiogi, Toyokawa<
Awards: Presidential Unit Citation (4), Air Medal (4), Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon
Service Schools: Armament-Denver, CO May 1943; Central Fire Control Jul-Nov 1943
MOS: MOS 580-Remote Control Turret Gunner (CFC)
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Discharged: October, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Worked at aircraft factory in Fort Worth about 1 year. Quit aircraft plant in 1947 and started school at Hardin College in Wichita Falls, TX. I took three courses: watch repair, engraving and jewelry repair under the GI Bill. Graduated in 1948, moved to Muenster, TX, and started my own business, Wiese Jewelry. After 11 years, moved to Gainesville and bought Kinnes Jewelers.
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Comments: Mr. Wiese passed away April 19, 2008 and is buried at St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay, TX.
Francis Wiese, 1996
Francis Wiese, 1996

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